Dec 8, 2011 6:35PM ET
The Environmental Protection Agency has weighed in on the fracking debate to say, for the first time, that the controversial practice may contribute to groundwater pollution.
Dec 8, 2011 3:49PM ET
Today in academia: recruiting programmers, the homework-free week myth, a Columbia squabble, Biden's for-profit promoting brother, Harvard's action against instructor who wrote inflammatory op-ed.
Dec 8, 2011 1:16PM ET
After a police officer and an unidentified bystander were shot and killed during a routine traffic stop at Virginia Tech, local and federal law enforcement agents are joining forces to track down the suspect.
Dec 8, 2011 12:07PM ET
Esquire resorts to Photoshopping to answer the very important question raised by Rod Blagojevich's sentencing to 14 years in prison: What will happen to his hair?
Dec 8, 2011 10:30AM ET
Discovered: sharp-eyed shrimp, when yawning is less contagious, checking in on the climate conference, and a way to figure out if you've got math skills.
Dec 8, 2011 9:43AM ET
Scott Clement on Israel in 2012, Joshua Green on Obama's speech, Stephen Carter on Congress's exemptions, Karl Rove on Gingrich's disorganized campaign, and Gail Collins on Ginger White.
Dec 8, 2011 8:03AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Dec 8, 2011 5:18AM ET
Officials at Dover Air Force Base have revealed that they dumped the partial, cremated remains of at least 274 American soldiers into a Virginia landfill, finally putting a number to unfortunate "gross mismanagement" at the military mortuary.
Dec 7, 2011 4:23PM ET
It's pretty well-established that Occupy Wall Street is no fan of Rupert Murdoch's media empire, but after one Occupy-friendly videographer test-flew a video-capturing drone he hopes to use to film protests, it looks like they've got something very specific in common.
Dec 7, 2011 3:59PM ET
By many measures, North Dakota is one of America's less extraordinary states. Petroleum production is not one of those measures.
Dec 7, 2011 2:02PM ET
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was just arrested at his home in Pennsylvania after two new accusers came forward to claim he sexually abused them as well.
Dec 7, 2011 1:43PM ET
Rod Blagojevich, who's managed to avoid jail time since infamously trying to sell then-congressman Obama's Senate seat, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Wednesday.
Dec 7, 2011 12:47PM ET
After decades of protests, marches and public appeals, prosecutors in Philadelphia announced on Wednesday they are dropping their pursuit of the death penalty for Mumia Abu Jamal, who was sentenced to death for killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981.
Dec 7, 2011 12:38PM ET
Today in academia: commencement buzz, a finals season library protest, the skinny jeans ban, the latest ROTC on-campus arrival and mixing fake drinks for credit.
Dec 7, 2011 12:15PM ET
One of Muammar Qaddafi's sons tried to flee into Mexico on a fake passport, that country says, but authorities there stopped him before he and his family could make it to a luxury home near Puerto Vallarta.
Dec 7, 2011 11:42AM ET
Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick has told reporters the two men accusing former Syracuse coach basketball Bernie Fine of sexual abuse are credible, but he can't bring charges because the cases are too old.
Dec 7, 2011 10:10AM ET
Just after 1 a.m. on Wednesday, San Francisco police stormed a downtown Occupy Wall Street encampment, using tactics that have begun to sound commonplace after New York police used them on occupiers in Zuccotti Park.
Dec 7, 2011 9:57AM ET
Discovered: how far cockroaches can jump, a lifespan myth debunked, glass half-full on cancer prevention and, yes, bedbugs get even more gross.
Dec 7, 2011 9:55AM ET
Yesterday Mythbusters shot a cannonball into someone's home, and no they weren't trying to bust the myth of "shooting a cannonball into someone's home."
Dec 7, 2011 9:38AM ET
Ian Toll on Pearl Harbor, Eric Berkowitz on Afghan women, Michael Kazin on Gingrich vs. Obama, Dana Milbank on Republicans and abortion, and Maxim Trudolubov on Russia's awakening.
Dec 7, 2011 8:49AM ET
The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association will commemorate their last Pearl Harbor anniversary today, the group sadly lacks the number of able-bodied members to keep on going.
Dec 7, 2011 8:40AM ET
Dec 7, 2011 8:11AM ET
Cartoonist Nick Anderson on the U.S. Postal Service's budget cuts.
Dec 7, 2011 6:08AM ET
The New York Times has the lowdown on the latest in over-the-top, "I'm richer than you" real estate amenity— the ability park to your car on the same floor as your penthouse apartment.
Dec 7, 2011 5:28AM ET
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took a bold step for U.S. foreign policy (and common decency) by declaring in front of the United Nations yesterday that it is a "violation of human rights" to commit violence or discrimination against people because of their sexual orientation.
Dec 6, 2011 5:42PM ET
Hurricane Irene struck the Northeastern U.S. some three months ago and cost the state of Vermont between $175 and $250 million -- but you wouldn't know it from driving through the state today.
Dec 6, 2011 5:31PM ET
Following his arrest for driving drunk on the wrong side of a Virginia highway last weekend and a one-day-long leave of absence, Federal Aviation Administration chief Randy Babbit stepped down on Tuesday, presumably handing the reins to acting administrator Michael Huerta.
Dec 6, 2011 5:16PM ET
Alabama agriculture officials are stumped over how to keep farms operating now that the state's draconian new immigration law chased away all of the low paid (however illegal) labor. The latest idea: Hire prisoners.
Dec 6, 2011 4:55PM ET
The latest installment of the Occupy Wall Street protests is an action begun Tuesday called Occupy Our Homes, the centerpiece of which comes as activists plan to move people into foreclosed homes to protest what they say are unfair lending practices by banks.
Dec 6, 2011 1:28PM ET
Today in academia: employers aren't happy, free tuition for life, where the professors party, Goldman Sachs gets avoided, and lots of incidents of SAT irregularities.